Monthly Archives: August 2015

Irit Felsen starting teaching again at Yeshiva University, for Fall 2015 Semester

During the Fall 2015 semester, which began today, Irit Felsen is teaching a graduate level psychology course at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, as part of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. The course is “Couples and Family Counseling” (Course … Continue reading

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Diversity, inside and out

In recent years, cultural competence with regards to diversity has come to the foreground of the social discourse in general and in mental health services in particular.  It is important to remember that cultural diversity does not necessarily mean only … Continue reading

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Liking the body you have

Dominique Browning wrote a piece in the last weekend’s New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/fashion/im-too-old-for-this.html?emc=eta1) that captures something we mothers, psychotherapists, older women, would like so much to be able to impress upon our daughters and other younger women. It is the … Continue reading

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Comment about movie “Infinitely Polar Bear”

Yesterday I watched the movie “Infinitely Polar Bear” at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in NYC. This a a touching, poignant movie based on a real story. Maya Forbes wrote and directed the movie, in which she tells the story of … Continue reading

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My comment submitted to the White House conference about PTSD and Aging

Recently the White House hosted a conference on aging. There are very interesting and important resources that were made available online for the public following the conference. One of the particular documents is The Healthy Aging Policy Brief (http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/healthy-aging-policy-brief), which … Continue reading

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Guidebook for clinicians treating aging Holocaust Survivors released, based on keynote lecture by Irit Felsen

“Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End of Life: A Guidebook for Clinicians” is available online free at http://hospicenyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013-Holocaust-Booklet_FNL_1.pdf . You can also download a copy from this link. The booklet, developed with funding from MJHS Foundation and Targum … Continue reading

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The recent White House Conference on Aging

Recently the White House held a conference on aging, which addressed important issues related to how Americans plan for a dignified and secure retirement, care for elderly relatives, and what are the paths to enhance healthy aging and continued vital … Continue reading

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